Mass. levied $26M in securities fines in FY13


BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin says his office imposed $26 million in fines for violations of security laws in the budget year that ended June 30.

In addition to the fines, Galvin said Wednesday that the Massachusetts Securities Division ordered $13 million in restitution to investors who were hurt by illegal actions. He said many of those were seniors.

The fines included a penalty imposed in March against Deutsche Bank Securities and stemmed from conflict of interest charges over the structuring and sale of debt obligations.

Galvin said money collected as a result of the fines is deposited in the state's General Fund.


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